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The Karo

The Karo

Today you will drive through stunning scenery to the village of Kolcho (about 2 hours each way) to visit the Karo people, who excel in face and body painting.  The elaborate hairstyle of the Karo women is particularly striking.  This small tribe of around 1,000 people are pastoralists by tradition, but after their cattle herds were exterminated by disease some years ago they now subsist on growing sorghum and maize.  Kolcho is a settlement of about 30 huts set on a magnificent sand cliff overlooking the Omo River.

 

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